Vienna’s Highlight: A Visit To The Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace is located in Hietzig, which is the 13th Municipal District of Vienna.

Hofburg Imperial Palace Vienna Austrai

In general, the city of Vienna is elegant, clean and a welcoming for travelers.

✦ Why Is It A Visit To The Schönbrunn Palace Is A Highlight

This palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of the most important historical monuments of Austria.

Indeed, Schönbrunn Palace is the most visited historical attraction in Vienna.

Schönbrunn Palace Vienna Austria

✦ Things To Do At The Schönbrunn Palace

There is so much to discover in this palace.

Without a doubt, you should ensure that you have enough time to explore the entire estate. The following are some of the attractions that you should not miss out:

Schönbrunn Palace Vienna  Austria

1 ✦ The Grand Tour Of The Palace

Certainly, this is a great place to start your tour while in the city of Vienna.

Schönbrunn Palace is one of the finest examples of an impressive baroque architecture in Vienna.

✦ Own Experience From The Grand Tour

The grand tour of the Palace is something that I really enjoyed.

The tour provides insights into the history of the Hansburg’s family. It is an audio guided tour through the 40 authentically furnished staterooms.

Moreover, each state room is magnificent in its own way. They are adorned with frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and beautiful mirrors.

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The tour is straight forward and it gives a lot of interesting facts about the palace and how each room was designed.

We also had a chance to see the exquisite apartment of Maria Theresa. Despite her modest lifestyle, the rooms are still grand with amazing details.

Unfortunately, it’s not allowed to take pictures in the palace

2 ✦ The Gardens of Schönbrunn Palace

The Gardens of Schönbrunn Palace

The gardens of Schönbrunn Palace are popular to both the locals and visitors to the city of Vienna.

In fact, they are as beautiful as the palace. This Vienna’s second largest park offers a space for a picnic, resting, reading and even playing with your friends.

The Gardens  Schönbrunn Palace Vienna

3 ✦ The Neptune Fountain

This is a beautiful fountain located in the gardens of the palace.

 The Neptune Fountain Vienna Austria

4 ✦The Gloriette

This a marble summer house with an imperial eagle. This makes the palace’s Imperial Gardens very attractive.  

Gloriette Vienna Austria

It houses a café and an observation deck. This offers the panoramic views of the city of Vienna, the palace and the gardens.

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Last but not least, the complex includes many more attractions which includes:

  • Schönbrunn Zoo
  • An orangery
  • The Palm House
  • A botanical garden
  • The Privy Garden
  • The Desert House
  • The 32 sculptures which represent deities and virtues
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Some Tips

  • To access the gardens is free of charge
  • You can buy tickets online 
  • There are tickets machines to purchase tickets in advance at the entrance hall
  • You can choose the short or long tour

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